Archive for April, 2011

April 15th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

A Little Taste of Sea Otter

We’re at Sea Otter this weekeend, and there’s plenty of stuff going on, so we tried to get a picture of every one of yesterday’s events: BMX, mountain biking and road biking.

If you’re in Monterey, come swing by our booth and say hi! We’ve got demos and plenty of schwag!

April 15th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Friday Round-Up: Love For The Wilderness + Inspiration in Images at 5Point + Mountainfilm

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. This month we’re devoting it to all things spring: celebrating sunshine, getting out on late afternoon trail runs and reminding ourselves that summer is just around the corner. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

In the clutter of the modern world, can wilderness still restore the human spirit? Our good friend Fitz Cahall sure thinks so. He and his wife, Becca, left behind their city life in Seattle for the wilderness… Weeks in the Sierras backpacking and climbing away the stresses and constant chatter of their daily grind. This film is less about the adventure and more about the path to finding that adventure and how that quenches the raw human need for wildness and wilderness. Watch and be inspired to get outside…


April 14th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

How Do We Roll?

In an Osprey van of course!


April 13th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Bike Camper

If you missed it, guest blogger Rick Olson gave us a great account of bike camping in Oregon last week over on our regular blog. It’s certainly a great way to explore, but if you’re hesitant on packing your life into your panniers, you could always go for the bike camper option

Ok, just kidding. It’s actually just a sculptural piece, but it made us laugh.

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!

Via: Swiss Miss

April 13th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Osprey at Sea Otter Classic!

We’re in Monterey this week for Sea Otter Classic, the ultimate of cycling events. It welcomes over 8,000 athletes and 50,000 race fans and other bicycle enthusiasts.That’s a lot of people, and we’re excited to be here with plenty of fun Osprey demos and swag!

Just what can you expect if you drop by the Osprey booth?

  • Pack demos available all 4 days of the festival including Raptors, Vipers and Verves; because we believe in the “Try it before you buy it” policy!
  • On site show specials through Osprey bike dealer Cambria Bicycle Outfitters on both the Hydration and Active/Everyday lines of cycling packs; including blowout pricing on Raptor 6 hydration packs for $59.95 while supplies last
  • Special Edition Breast Cancer Foundation Verve 10s available for sale
  • Raffle drawings for incredible schwag and prizes ranging from Osprey cycling socks to complete packs will take place daily at the Osprey booth; visit the Osprey booth (Booth #209) to pick up raffle tickets
  • Special Osprey pack prizes will be given away in conjunction with the Colorado Tourism Board

Things kick off tomorrow and run all through the weekend. Come check out our full line of lightweight race packs and commuter bags, enter our raffle drawings and show us how you rock your Osprey!

April 13th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Come Join Osprey at Sea Otter Classic

We hope you’re headed to Sea Otter Classic this weekend!

If you’re not familiar, Sea Otter Classic is an epic bike event that welcomes over 8,000 athletes and 50,000 race fans and other bicycle enthusiasts. It also hosts the largest consumer bike exposition in North America

We’ll be there with packs and schwag in hand ready to get you trying out some of our bike line. Check out the full list of what we’ll have going on in Monterey this weekend on the Bike Blog.

April 13th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Wild Salmon Rising: Eastern Rises + The Greatest Migration in PDX April 14

It’s no secret that we love wild salmon. We love ’em in the rivers, in the ocean and… on our plate. So, we’re definitely motivated to do what we can to save these iconic creatures. We’ve been supporting the folks at Save Our Wild Salmon (SOS) for years. The group has aimed their efforts at removing four outdated dams on the lower Snake River. Something we’re proud to support.

This week, SOS is teaming up with the Felt Soul Media for a fish fest of epic proportions in Portland, Ore. on April 14. If you’re anywhere near there, you don’t want to miss out…

If you can’t make it, take action here today!


April 12th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Post A Love Letter To Your Favorite Wild Place + Be Entered To Win Sweet Gear!

Courtesy Becca Cahall

Do you have your own love letter? Have you ever visited a place that changed your life? Have you found a secret climbing crag where you seek refuge from the daily grind, or a surf break on a secluded beach that only you can find? Do you have a stretch of trail that brings you back in tune with nature, or maybe even your own urban sanctuary in the midst of a whirring city? We want to see and hear about the places that make you whole, that fill your heart with solitude and wildness — the places that have the power to restore the human spirit.

Ready to post your own love letter? Here’s how you enter…


April 12th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

The Love Letter: Can Wilderness Restore The Human Spirit?

For 10 years, a dream lingered, but the clutter of modern living pressed it into submission. Still clinging to the pull of wild places and adventure, Fitz and Becca Cahall revived their youthful vision of summits and faint trails by abandoning work and the city for the wilderness. The Love Letter follows a pair of climbers in search of new and classic routes along the difficult to reach stretches of the Sierra spine, focusing not just on the summits themselves, but the process of attaining them. In the clutter of the modern world, can wilderness still restore the human spirit? We would like to think so. This is our love letter to wild places…

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Have your own love letter to a wild place? Enter our Love Letter photo contest here!

April 11th 2011 - Written by: Kelsy

Lane Love: Toronto

Great urban cycling shot from Toronto, Canada.

Have a lane that you love? Send us a photo! You can post it to our Facebook page, shoot us an email at blog[at]ospreypacks[dot]com or upload to our Flickr group and we might just feature it here on our weekly photo feature, Lane Love.

Image: Dylan Passmore


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